I almost forgot these couple of pictures.

I was out cycling while in the Médoc and came across this monument to the near legendary Second War exploit of Operation Frankton – the seaborne Commando raid on Bordeaux docks.

This one is at St Vivien Plage, in what is now a car park opposite a restaurant called Guinguette de la Plage – map

Frankton 1

Frankton 2

I took this picture of the river on the same SUMMER day. I dread to think what it must have been like in December when the raid took place. Horribly bleak even when I was there. In the distance are the cranes of the rarely used docks at Le Verdon – sur – mer

The bleak Gironde

The bleak Gironde

There are other memorials at the Pointe de Grave near Le Verdon and across the river near St Georges de Didonne. This large recent addition was dedicated at Pointe de Grave in March 2011 – thanks to


The Médoc and Operation Frankton 1942

Tagged: , , on August 27, 2015 by cubsur51

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  1. […] has been dedicated at Pointe de Grave and i came across another one at St Vivien. See this post at I am presently in France, specifically the Medoc peninsular of Aquitaine. Here’s just a […]

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